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Foster Wheeler Reviews

Updated Jul 07, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 68 reviews

81% Approve of the CEO

Foster Wheeler CEO and Director J. Kent Masters

J. Kent Masters

(16 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • 9/80 work schedule allowed for a good amount of time off(in 4 reviews)

  • Nice office (Houston headquarters), some nice people there, very good benefits (medical etc)(in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Salary is favourable, but employee benefits require improvements, in particular annual leave days and medical benefits(in 3 reviews)

  • Management have lost the plot, The old guard are hanging on a straw,too much Gossip(in 3 reviews)

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    Not a good choice in india

    Business Applications Developer (Former Employee) Chennai

    ProsGood company to work outside india

    ConsGood company to work outside india. in india its not doing good

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fair

    Assistant Electrical Engineer (Former Employee) Calcutta

    ProsEngineering exposures to some of the best and prestigious oil and gas projects in the world.

    ConsThe quality of work at the Bengal office needs to be improved.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompensation should be matched with the best in the same business, within India.

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    About the Firm

    Senior Buyer (Current Employee) Chennai

    ProsGood culture & nice working admosphere.

    Consvertical growth chances are seems to be low.

    Advice to Senior Managementencourage people for growth

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    Good experience, especially for up and coming young professionals.

    Validation Engineer (Current Employee) New Brunswick, NJ (US)

    ProsGreat job opportunities as a contractor.

    ConsNo real cons as a contractor

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Former great company in America, dedicated to safety and integrity of engineering design and construction

    Senior Structural Design/Checker (Former Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsWorking as a team to perform a high quality product for our clients. We always helped each other to qualify for a better understanding of presentation to construction management..

    ConsNew management not having the values of older management that originally brought the company to international recognition.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBottoms up management works great when dealing with field construction people.
    Everything must be clear in presenting engineering drawings that have integrity.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great people but there were a lot of politics

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people
    Lots of expertise
    Fun projects

    ConsWay too much red tape
    Office Space like with TPS reports

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    My experience was good, knowledgeable, a great company to work for.

    Executive Assistant (Former Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsProposal Department was busy department, challenging able, my trainee was very trained and very professional.

    ConsThe hours for working in the proposal hard, they expected you to work long hours and weekend too.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement need to stop playing games with employees and be honest with employees. Help employees, care about the employees, stand behind your employees, but most of all respect your employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very Mediocre company.

    Project Controls Manager (Current Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsThere isn't a real incentive to target this company unless you are unemployed.

    ConsThere isn't a real incentive to target this company unless you are unemployed. This company isn't a world class company yet. They want to be but they haven't made it as yet. Upper management has turned over a number of times in the past few years, leaving you with an unstable feel. The recent buyout by AMEC contributes to this feeling also.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRead "Cons" closely.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Do not stay there for long if you have better opportunities.

    Process Engineer (Former Employee) Houston, TX (US)

    ProsVery good place for a fresh graduate engineer to start works with. The health benefits and retirement plans are excellent.

    ConsThe HR people are an not very helpful for international employees. The management has very strict policy on matters like internet browsing, check-in times etc.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe managment should be more encouraging to empower employees according to their talent and interests.

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    Decent

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosbrilliant engineers, nice office space, few quantity of great leader in management positions

    Conscontruction department is a disaster, incompetent manager. Tedious procedures

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlace more young leader in management positions, with energy, hungry to learn, that are bright, great coordinators and humble. Point is- no one ever knows everything about this industry, seems like this industry has the wrong idea of what leadership role should be, great manager are not the ones with the most experience, eloquence or the olders, but those that area great listeners and brilliant coordinator that have great interpersonal skill and positive attitudes.. Team will be more productive, great project atmosphere and healthy successful project.

    Many brilliant, hard working, young engineer leader have been run off from this company due to incompetent manager.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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